Welcome

Community Support Network South London (CSN) was formed in 1993, by a group of mental health service users in Lambeth, South London.

In 1996, it obtained funding for an advocate, who worked 28 hours a week at the local psychiatric hospitals. Now it provides in-patient, community and forensic advocacy services and involves volunteers as befrienders for people with mental health problems in the community. Advocacy exists to empower and enable service users to have more say in their treatment and care and to exercise their rights.

CSN's funding requires that we work solely with those with a diagnosis or pre-diagnosis of mental illness. For further information about the different services, please contact the relevant workers.

Members, including Management Committee members sought

CSN is a membership organization and is keen to involve community members, particularly those with experience of mental health problems/distress and those from black and minority ethnic communities and women on its Management Committee. If you are interested, either in becoming a member of CSN, or in joining the Committee, please contact Cherry Pedler in the first instance who will be happy to assist.

Lambeth & Southwark MIND provides a directory of services for those suffering from mental health problems and others, such as carers and professionals click the link on the left to visit Lambeth & Southwark Mind Online.

Complaints or Concerns

In the event of any concerns or complaints, please contact Cherry Pedler, Manager, by telephoning her on: 020 7737 6050, or by email at: cpedler@csnsl.org.uk. If it is about her, or you want to take your complaint to a higher level; please write to: CSN Co-Chairs, Management Committee, 336 Brixton Road, LONDON SW9 7AA, and mark the envelope confidential and urgent.

Annual Report and Accounts:

Our annual report and accounts are to be found on the Newsletter section of this website.

Publicity Leaflets:

Publicity leaflets about our services are to be found under the newsletter section of this website.

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